From the President, May 2019

From the President, May 2019

I love this line from Semisonic’s Closing Time: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

My year as Board President is coming to an end, and I can honestly say it was a very, very satisfying experience. Of course, that was due in large part to having great people to work with: Rebecca Hinds, Geoff Johnson, Jude Johnson, Kathy Juba, Gary McGraw, Mike Meshak, and David Miessler-Kubanek.

One of the most satisfying elements is seeing how everything we’ve done so far as part of our developmental ministry all hangs together. For example, by addressing governance (DM goal #1), we’re clarifying how we can more effectively address communication, finances, membership, and involvement in the broader community (goals 2 – 5).

Another source of great satisfaction is the feeling that we’re in a whole new emotional space these days. There were some serious challenges in the recent past – the move from downtown, interpersonal conflicts, and so forth – and it feels like these are in the past. I’ve spoken with numerous Peoples people who say we’ve turned a corner; we’re focused on the future and what works, not on the past and what doesn’t work.

I’m happy to have had some part in that. Thanks for the opportunity.